March 12, 2022 Woodward High School
New City Council, new ideas:
Policy Pitch at the 2022 Neighborhood Summit
Deadline to submit ideas: Monday Feb 28
What’s a “Policy Pitch”?
Simply, an idea that is a solution for a problem or an issue that could be potentially turned into a City Policy
An idea for an initiative that could be undertaken
Example: We should tax all yellow cars in order to bring in revenue for creating more street calming actions. (Yes, that’s silly, we have nothing against yellow cars)
Example: Liz Keating’s Litter/Blight Hackathon which is bringing together the City departments, organizations and agencies who work on these problems, corporate partners, and community members to collectively attack the problem and find some creative solutions
Submit your ideas below and we will bring them to the City Committees at the Summit to consider.
Each Committee will have it’s own location at the Summit and will review policy ideas to take back to Committee and work on
The City Committees and their areas:
Equitable Growth and Housing, Reggie Harris, Chair
Jurisdiction: Residential & Commercial Incentives & Policies, Innovation Ecosystem & Public Private Partnerships, Zoning & Planning Commission, Labor & Workforce Development, Arts & Cultural Institutions, Aging & Accessibility Issues, Homelessness, Small Business Growth, Neighborhood Development, Economic Inclusion Policies, Equity in City Government, Marketing & Special Events, Tourism
Climate, Environment and Infrastructure, Meeka Owens, Chair
Jurisdiction: Environmental Sustainability, Bike & Pedestrian & Recreation Infrastructure, Vision Zero Implementation & Oversight, Transportation & Infrastructure, Road Maintenance & Repair, ODOT, OKI & County TID, Snow Removal & Sanitation, SORTA, Parks & Recreation, Parking, Public Services & Fleet, Utility Planning, Health & Human Services, Youth Issues & Employment, Children & Families Cabinet.
Public Safety and Governance, Scotty Johnson, Chair
Jurisdiction: Police, Fire & Safety Policies, Ethics & Finance Reform, Citizens Complaint Authority, Audit & City Manager Review, Liquor Licenses, Council Rules, Procedures & Committee Membership, Good Governance Office, City Charter Review, Animal Treatment
Healthy Neighborhoods, Jan Michele Lemon Kearney, Chair
Jurisdiction: Community Engagement, Community Service, Community Councils, Invest in Neighborhoods, Neighborhood Enhancement Program, Neighborhood Business Districts & Community Development Corporations, Collaboration with Cincinnati Public Schools, Preschool Promise, Universities & Higher Education Institutions, Regional Collaboration, Racial, Gender & LGBTQIA Inclusion & Issues, Racial Equity Taskforce, Litter & Dumping, Homeownership
Please note, Budget and Finance Committee is not included since the public sessions are included as part of the upcoming FY23 Budget review process